Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Take Care of the Young Lady - Episode 16 (Finale)

So it's finally here, the last episode.... how the story ends! :o

Episode 15 ended with the break up of Hye Na and Dong Chan.

Episode 16 starts with Grandpa Kang returning home, Hye Na says nothing has changed except he is not there, as she says these words we flick to a scene of her writing a letter, it soon becomes obvious that she is writing to Dong Chan.
As the scene progresses we see her going about her daily life but as she does she keeps imagining Dong Chan there...

Later on Maid Jung happens to come across some rubbish on the floor, she goes to throw it in the bin nearby when she realises it is a letter, she takes a peek to find a letter from Hye Na to Dong Chan, which was never sent.

Meanwhile Dong Chan seems to have adapted back to life at the flower shop, which makes Eui Joo happy. However she knows something is not right with him. She tells him that President Kang was let back home. Dong Chan thinks this is good news but Eui Joo corrects him and explains that they've given up...

Later that night the KangSan group board arrive at the Kang Residence to see Grandpa Kang. However they arrive when he is asleep, they assume that this means he is too ill, but Hye Na assures them he always has a nap at this time and invites them for drinks. She has everyone's drink brought in and gets all the orders right without even asking, which impresses them all.

When they have gone Grandpa Kang wakes up, Hye Na tells him it went well and gives him the hat she got him from her part time job (painting the school).

The next day Butler Woo Sung decides to repay his debt. He contacts Dong Chan and tells him to meeet at the bamboo forests. Curious Dong Chan arrives and it turns out that Hye Na and Grandpa Kang will be there.
Dong Chan heads over and bumps into Grandpa Kang whilst Hye Na is away getting a drink. Grandpa Kang wonders why he is there, Dong Chan assures him not to worry but also asks him to live a long life for Hye Na's sake before leaving.
As he leaves Hye Na arrives, she watches him frozen as he walks past her.

Later on Dong Chan watches the clip he has saved on his phone of Hye Na in the wedding dress saying that she loves him (he wishes her a Happy Birthday). At the same time Hye Na holds the hair clip that he had been keeping for her and cries.

In the morning Hye Na gets down stairs to have Maid Jung pester her about having breakfast, she doesn't want to but Maid Jung ends up dragging her, she ends up in the breakfast room where all of the staff stand. There is a Birthday (cake?) on the table and they all sing to her. They also got her a present.

Tae Yoon and Eui Joo meet up. Tae Yoon wonders why he was invited there, Eui Joo explains that Hye Na and Dong Chan obviously still care about each other and that the two of them should work together to help them sort things out ^^;
Tae Yoon doesn't really want to be a part of it but he ends up getting dragged into it anyway.

Eui Joo contacts Dong Chan to meet her and Tae Yoon contacts Hye Na. The pair end up waiting on a boat where the event will take place.
Tae Yoon becomes confused as to why the date is on a boat, it seems weird. Eui Joo defenisvely tells him that it's her ideal date, Tae Yoon tells her it's not her date :P
Eui Joo ends up telling him she doesn't think she can form a united front with him again, to which he replies that's what he was about to say and he laughs. So cute and funny.

At the Kang Residence Grandpa Kang calls Manager Jang and Maid Jung and tells them he wants them to look after Hye Na after he has gone.
Maid Jung explains that it's not them she needs and hands him Hye Na's screwed up letter to Dong Chan.

Whilst on her way to meet Tae Yoon, Hye Na notices Dong Chan sitting at the water front. She turns to walk away but Dong Chan notices her and chases after her.

On the boat Tae Yoon and Eui Joo wonder why Hye Na and Dong Chan are taking so long, when both of them get texts messages saying they are not coming.
Eui Joo and Tae Yoon look at each other and realise they have both received the same text message. They run to get off the boat... but it's too late :P

Dong Chan wishes Hye Na a happy Birthday, he goes to say something else but before he can Hye Na says she will leave. Dong Chan stops her and asks if he can use the Birthday coupon now. His wish is to spend the day with her.
She agrees and the pair spend the day together as if nothing had happened.

Back on the ship Tae Yoon is suffereing terrible sea sickness and ends up in the toilet or hanging over the ship balcony for most of the trip.
Eui Joo states that Tae Yoon must be a delicately raised master, Tae Yoon thinks she is laughing at him though even he admits it is pretty laughable that she keeps seeing him like this. Eui Joo assures him that it's fine he doesn't need to be impressive it's not as if they are dating or anything. To this Tae Yoon laughs (from my point of view I find it funny too... aren't you supposed to be yourself with the one you love not impressive :P I think this is why he laughs).

As the boat ride is coming to an end so is Hye Na and Dong Chan's date. Hye Na admits it was good to see his face again and the pair share a long embrace.
As this is happening Grandpa Kang sits in his study reading Hye Na's letter...

The next day Hye Na is in a panic as she runs down the stairs and finds Maid Jung she asks frantically where her Grandpa is.
Maid Jung smiles and tells her he is fine he is just out on the grounds. Hye Na relaxes and goes out to join him.

Grandpa Kang tells Hye Na to live her life as she wants, with who she wants. He asks if she understands what he is saying, that basically if a life with Dong Chan is what she wants he agrees to it.
Hye Na is so happy she nearly cries and hugs her Grandpa. He comments on it being cold so she tells him she will run in and get him a blanket. However when she returns she realises Grandpa has died...

After the funeral Hye Na goes to the bamboo forests and tells Dong Chan he can come out from his hiding place. He does and she admits she knew he was at the funeral watching over her.
He asks if she is ok, she tells him she is scared because she is alone now and doesn't know how to live, he embraces her, but she doesn't tell him that Grandpa Kang consented to them being together.

That night she tosses and turns thinking about her Grandpa's words in her head.

The next day we see a short scene where Soo Min has won a modelling contest much to the joy of his family.
Director Kang is then invited to a meeting with Hye Na and the other board members. She informs them all that she will be studying abroad but will be returning as a good successor to Kang San group. She tells them she has a replacement in mind for the mean time and the board members leave, bar Director Kang who she holds back.
He obviously doesn't seem best happy with the situation, but then he understands Hye Na's meaning. She explains he is the only family she has left now and he will be left in charge of the company, but she will be back to claim it. Director Kang smiles and shakes her hand... for once he comes across as a nice person :o

Hye Na makes food for the staff members, Maid Jung tries it first then urges Manager Jang to. I'm not sure from their reactions whether they like it or not but they say it's good :P
She officially tells them that she is off to study abroad but that she will be back and hopes they continue to work with her and look after the house whilst she is away.

Eui Joo comes running to the flower shop and tells Dong Chan that he has to hurry Hye Na is headed to the airport she is going to study abroad. However because Hye Na didn't tell him herself there is a feeling that she doesn't want him there. What Dong Chan doesn't know however is that whilst he was outside he had a missed call from Hye Na.
When he gets inside he notices a voicemail on his phone and finds a message from Hye Na. She tells him that she is going to study abroad and that before her Grandpa died he consented to them being together. She tells him if they both still feel the same when she returns she would like it if they could be together.
Dong Chan immediately runs out the shop and jumps in a taxi.

Hye Na gets to the airport and leaves the butler trio whilst a familiar scene (a la episode 1) takes place. Dong Chan walks toward Hye Na but she doesn't realise he is there until he is only a metre away.
He tells her he can't let her go but Hye Na is adamant she is leaving.
The stand off goes on, Dong Chan for a second looks as if he believes she is serious ^^; I think Hye Na picks up on this and whispers "this is the part where you lift me up" he sweeps her off her feet and takes her out of the aiport assuring everyone that she really is his girl this time :P

In the closing scenes we see Soo Min in his modelling Job, his Mom and Dad both say he takes after them, Soo Ah assures the PD she doesn't take after either of them :P

Tae Yoon is now taking the Loan sharks case, they ask if he knows the gigolo Dong Chan to which he replies he knows him very well ^^

Eui Joo complains to Tae Yoon that Soo Ah stole her shoe design and wants his help. She moans when he won't help pointing out that he helps everyone else why not her. Tae Yoon agrees to help her if she calls him just Tae Yoon (as she uses honorifcs) how sweet ^0^

The butler trio go on a blind date only to find the mystery women are the 3 maids from the Kang residence ^^; none of them are impressed and leave.

Manager Jang and Maid Jung bump into each other back at the mansion for a butler love moment.

Finally we see Dong Chan and Hye Na again, she kisses him several times he jokes that his love has cooled off but laughs after :P

The End.

Phew series finished! It was such a happy happy sweet ending I really liked it =D

The replica of the airport scene in episode 1 was good, I really liked that and how when Dong Chan carried her off he said "she really is my girl this time" so sweet XD. It's quite a contrast if you put those two scenes together now, both characters have changed so dramatically. It's nice ^^

The scenes between Eui Joo and Tae Yoon stole the show for me this episode, the boat scene was amazingly cute and funny at the same time and you could definitely tell there was some chemistry bubbling between them. It's like their characters finally found their footing. The final scene between then was nice, it didn't actually show them getting together, but it implied they were headed that way when Tae Yoon asked her to drop the honorifics and she acted all shy and sweet ^0^

Grandpa's death scene made me cry a lot, as soon as he said his final peace and Hye Na disappeared you just knew it was going to happen >< it was very sad.

The episode seemed rather slow for maybe the first half hour or so, but then it picked up towards the end.

I have a couple of complaints. First of all Hye Na's first love... what was the point of my making a big deal of him at the start if he wasn't going to be mentioned again. I still want to know what happened with him, did he willingly leave Hye Na, did Grandpa pay him to leave or did he die? I would just like to know. It's one of those things... you can't bring something up and just leave it!

Also what was the point of Butler Woo Sung being calling Dong Chan to the bamboo forests to meet Grandpa and Hye Na? All he said was please live a long life... I'm sure Grandpa would if he could he doesn't need telling that... it was a little silly but ah well...

Director Kang -This one isn't really a complaint because even though it was weird, I really liked it. For the whole show Director Kang has been trying to get one over Hye Na and President Kang, at the end of the show he and Hye Na seem to be friends. The reason I don't mind this one is because I think it's sweet, Director Kang seems angry about Hye Na's decision, when Hye Na tells him he will be taking over, he doesn't understand. She tells him he is the only family she has left, I think his reaction is actually kind of sweet. He seems to soften and smiles and shakes her hand. Maybe a bit corny or out of character but I really liked it and like to think he was genuinely appeased by Hye Na's comment.

Finally... I assume Hye Na didn't go in the end? So what happens now? She's not going to study? Is Director Kang still taking over? Will she go back to the house? Maybe I am just too curious I have been accused of it in the past :P but when I watched this show these are the kind of questions came into my head.

Anyway overall the last episode wasn't the best finale I have ever seen but it was a decent enough try. It was sweet and happy so it did ok in my book :)


  1. i had the same sentiments about the first love and the butler calling dong chan to the bamboo forest LOL. pointlessness.

  2. I agree with the bamboo forest and the first love equiestrian thingy

    but if u think about it...the first time she met Tae Yoon was thanks to her mistaking him for her first love...

    she the first love makes us pity her and also progresses the plot ^ ^

  3. I REALLY LIKED THIS CUZ I GOT TIRED OF WATCHING IT UP TILL ep 10 and i couldnt find eps 8, 10 and others anywhere. It was really fun but it got boring because it was going on and on about stupid things.